a bodily posture resembling that of the fetus in the uterus, in which the body is curled with head and limbs drawn in, sometimes assumed in states of fear or emotional withdrawal.
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How to use fetal position in a sentence
Eventually, Ortman said, she fell into the ground and folded her body into a fetal position.Gunfire wounds two men along 14th Street near busy Logan Circle area | Ellie Silverman, Clarence Williams | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
They did not achieve their goal because most of us continued to sleep in the fetal position and others covered their heads in a fruitless search for heat.
Curled up in the fetal position on his bed in Seattle, Rob Kenney was crying out for God.Amid the pandemic, people crave connection. The ‘Internet’s Dad’ provides it. | Josh Paunil | June 17, 2021 | Washington Post
A fine example is the circular “Dreamtank,” in which a pastel-skinned female nude in a fetal position is split into four partly overlaid figures.In the galleries: Acronyms as content encode a powerful commentary | Mark Jenkins | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Curled into a fetal position on an outdoor, candle-lit matt in Costa Rica, the 18-year-old trembles in fear.
In the fetal position, she begins shivering from the brisk wind.
When Frank finally enters the room, he discovers his wife curled up in the fetal position, naked in the crib.What the Leaked J.D. Salinger Stories Reveal About the Author | Andrew Romano | November 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Williams was found in the curled up in the fetal position inside a red North Face bag in his bath.Scotland Yard: Dead Spy in a Bag Probably an Accident | Nico Hines | November 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Or would it leave me huddled in the fetal position on my bathroom floor two hours later?‘The Internship’ Reviewed Through the Eyes of The Daily Beast’s Intern | Jean Trinh | June 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The man he'd shot was a motionless blob on the rocky floor, his arms and legs pulled up in a grotesque fetal position.First on the Moon | Jeff Sutton
British Dictionary definitions for fetal position
a bodily position similar to that of a fetus in the womb, with the knees up towards the chest and the head bent forward
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